Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Orthofix wins approval for 3D-printed cervical spine implant

    The FDA has provided clearance for Orthofix's Construx Mini Ti Spacer System, a 3D-printed device designed for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
  2. 7 orthopedic surgeons on the move in March

    Here are seven orthopedic surgeons who joined new practices or gained new titles in March:
  3. 6 spine surgeons on the move in March

    Here are six spine and neurosurgeons who joined new practices or gained new titles in March:

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  1. Former chief of orthopedics at Greater Baltimore Medical Center dies

    Kirby von Kessler, MD, former chief of orthopedics of Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died of a heart attack at his Wellesley, Mass., home March 12 at age 88, according to The Baltimore Sun.  
  2. HSS names chief people officer

    Reginald Odom was appointed senior vice president and chief people officer at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.
  3. 20 hospitals, health systems adding robotics in Q1

    Here are 20 hospitals and health systems that added spine and orthopedic robots in the first quarter:
  4. Here's where biologics stand so far in 2021

    From studies advancing spine treatment to new techniques in stem cell procedures, here are seven updates on biologics so far this year:
  1. 'Orthopedic practices may seem like a softer target': How a Colorado group is protecting against ransomware attacks

    Two-factor authentication is one of many methods used to protect patient information as ransomware attacks become more prevalent among physician practices in addition to hospitals and health systems.
  2. Google exec joins SeaSpine following $110M acquisition

    Spinal implant manufacturer SeaSpine on April 1 added Shweta Singh Maniar to its board of directors.
  3. Dr. Tim Miller debuts spine robot at Florida practice

    The Marcus Neuroscience Institute's first spine surgery using the Mazor robot was performed by Tim Miller, MD, ABC affiliate WPBF reported April 1.
  4. New invention aims to stop or delay progression of osteoarthritis of knee

    New York Bone & Joint Specialists announced an invention focused on preventing the development and progression of osteoarthritis of the knee. 
  1. Florida hospital celebrates 1,000th robot-assisted orthopedic surgery

    Bayfront Health Port Charlotte (Fla.) has performed more than 1,000 robot-assisted orthopedic surgeries, according to an April 1 announcement in
  2. Twin Cities Orthopedics to open clinic in Minnesota

    Twin Cities Orthopedics plans to open a clinic in Brooklyn Park, Minn., the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported March 31.
  3. Meet the new spine surgery chief at New England Baptist Hospital

    Neurosurgeon Chima Ohaegbulam, MD, has been appointed chief of spine surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.
  4. Rothman Orthopaedics expands New Jersey footprint with new location

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has opened a new location in Brick, N.J., which offers treatment of surgical and non-operative orthopedic issues and orthotics, along with virtual visits. 
  5. Endoscopic spine surgery to become more prevalent at ASCs: 5 surgeon insights

    The need for minimally invasive spine procedures is boosting the demand for ASCs, with endoscopic spine surgery a prime procedure for the outpatient setting due to its lower risk of complications, reduced blood loss, smaller incisions and faster recovery time.
  6. Northwell appoints Dr. Daniel Sciubba a top neurosurgery exec

    Daniel Sciubba, MD, has left Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University for New York.
  7. Boston hospital performs 1st augmented reality-guided total hip replacement

    Orthopedic surgeons at Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital performed the first augmented reality total hip replacement at a hospital. 
  8. Illinois hospital adds Rosa Knee

    Geneseo, Ill.-based Hammond Henry Hospital added Zimmer Biomet's Rosa Knee for total joint replacements.
  9. Joimax ramps up endoscopic spine training program

    Endoscopic spine device manufacturer Joimax is expanding its Endoscopic Spine Academy programs in 2021.

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